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Elements of Art & Discussion Questions

The discussion and art project should focus on atleast one of these elements.

LINE- marks left by a moving point
SHAPE- 2 dimensional surfaces(square, circle, triangle)
FORM-  3 dimensional surfaces(cube, sphere, cone)
TEXTURE- the way a surface feels
VALUE- the darkness or lightness of a surface
SPACE- the empty area around and within an object
COLOR- wavelengths of light, visible color spectrum

Discussion Questions

-What are the different types of line?
thick, thin, short, long, straight, curved
-How would you describe the lines in this artwork?
-Is this a landscape or a portrait?
-In what direction do the lines travel?
-Do they show movement or division?
-What shape do the lines form?
-Do they outline an object?
-Where does the line take your eye in the artwork?
-Is there a focal point?
-Where is the horizon line?
a horizontal line runs from right to left
-Where is the vanishing point?
the vanishing point is the point where things disappear into the distance

-Name some different shapes.
square, circle, triangle
-Can you identify the shapes in this artwork?
-Why did the artist use small or large shapes?
-Can you identify geometric or organic shapes?
geometric vs. organic shapes
-What pattern do the shapes make?
-Do the shapes represent something specific?
-How is shape hidden in this artwork?

-Name some different forms.
cube, sphere, cone
-How do the differ from shapes?
-Where do you see forms in this artwork?
-Are they high or low in the artwork? What does this show?
-How did the artist draw/paint/sculpt the form?
-What does the form look like or reming you of?
-What do you think this object was used for? Why?

-What is texture?
the way a surface feels
-Name a few textures around you.
scratchy, silky, smooth, bumpy
-Pretend you are inside this picture. What does it feel like?
-Does the texture make it feel realistic? How?
-What emotion does the texture give you?
-Do you want to go in and touch this artwork? Why or why not?
-How has the artist applied texture using his/her materials?
-Is the texture slick or matte, shiny or dull?

-Is this artwork dark or light?
-What part of the artwork is the darkest? lightest?
-Is the artwork clear or blurry? Why?
-Is there shadow in the artwork? Where?
-Where is the light coming from in the artwork?
-Has the artist used dramatic lighting? How?
-How does the light make you feel? What does it remind you of?

-Describe positive and negative space.
Positive spaces are those occupied by the main subjects of the work. The Negative spaces are the areas around and behind the positive spaces. Negative space can also be referred to as the background.
-Which do you see more of, positive or negative space? Where is it?
-Where is the foreground, middle ground, background?
foreground, middle ground, background
-Is the composition balanced?
balance in art
-Does the artwork look flat or dimensional?
-Which objects seems closer to you? Further away?
-Where are you in relation to the artwork? inside it, observing from a distance, looking down from above or from an angle
-Where might the artist have stood while creating this work?

Color(wavelengths of light, visible color spectrum)
-What colors do you see in this artwork?
-Are they cool or warm colors or both?

-Did the artist use primary or secondary colors or both?
-Are they close to each other or opposite on the color wheel?
-What color is the central focus of the artwork?
-What color is used the most? The least?
-Is there an overall color theme? Is it monochromatic?
-What is the artist trying to tell you by his/her use of color?
-Are the colors bold or muted? Why?
-Are the colors in harmony or clashing? Why?
-Where is the most/least concentrated amount of color?
-Do the colors remind you of something?
-What feeling do they give you? What is the mood of the picture?

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Fun Facts

We are half way through the school year and it has been a great year so far! We have some excellent volunteers this year and I love working with all of you! I appreciate all you do for the Art Masterpiece Program , the teachers appreciate all you do in the classrooms and the students appreciate you most of all for just being there. Enjoy these fun facts!

-August started out strong with an amazing 17 lessons in our first month of school. August also had the least amount of lessons for the year, which isn't unusual, in past years most teachers didn't start Art Masterpiece until September.
-September had the most lessons of any month so far, 34.
-Mrs Espinoza's 1st grade class has had the most Art Masterpiece lessons of any class, 10.
-First Graders have had more Art Masterpiece lessons than the other grades, 43.
-Our wonderful volunteers Shannon Krenz and Holly Sadlon have taught the most Art Masterpiece Lessons this year.
-Oil pastels and watercolors are the most in demand…

Welcome Back!

Welcome back Eduprize families! Hope everyone had a fun and relaxing summer. The Art Masterpiece team and Eduprize PTN are looking forward to a wonderful 2019-2020 school year with tons of fun art projects in the works. 

Art will start again on August 5th with some updated lessons as well as new and updated rules. Stay tuned for those to be posted in the next week or so. 

We are always seeking new volunteers to either help in the classrooms by teaching an Art Masterpiece lesson, by delivering supplies or by completing small at home projects. Please comment below (or sign up at open house) if you are interested. 

Thank you for all your continued help and support of this program and we look forward to a great year!

Jocelyn Carranza
~Eduprize Schools QC PTN Art Masterpiece Coordinator 
2018-2019 School Year.
Welcome back everyone! I am super excited to be working with the Art Masterpiece program again this year and look forward to fun and successful year of art! Last year I took over the art program half way through the school year and I look forward to working closely on getting art into a majority of the classrooms again this year. If you are interested in volunteering to teach Art Masterpiece for your child’s classroom this year, please let your teacher know ASAP. I will be getting more information about the program, out to the teachers next week. If you are unsure of how the Art Masterpiece program works, feel free to email me @ with any questions you may have and take a look around the blog at the available lesson plans. Updated information/rules on how to request art supplies will be posted soon as well as an update list of donation requests.
Thank you for all you do!

Jocelyn Carranza